Abu Dhabi, UAE: Rolls-Royce, a provider of power systems for the marine and aerospace industries, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB)—which specialises in the construction of frigates, mega-yachts, and ship repairs—to provide shipbuilding, repair, and refit services across the Gulf region.
China: A strategic agreement has been signed with a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) and Siemens, under which both parties will fully cooperate in such areas as technology R&D, equipment manufacturing and local and global EPC projects.
Japan: Machine tool manufacturer Mazak has partnered with MachiningCloud, a provider of product data content for the machining industry; this will enable Mazak customers to have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from cutting tool and workholding manufacturers.
Niederönz, Switzerland: Sheet metal processing solutions provider Bystronic has partnered with TTM Laser, a specialist for laser-based tube and profile processing, to achieve a wider portfolio which includes tube processing.
Ditzingen, Germany: Laser machine tool manufacturer Trumpf and metal additive manufacturing services provider Sintavia have entered into an agreement to increase the global market presence of the laser machine tool manufacturer’s metal printers in the aerospace industry.
Oslo, Norway: The vessel named “Yara Birkeland” will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship with zero emissions, and operation is planned to start in the second half of 2018.
USA: MachiningCloud and Kyocera SGS Precision Tools (KSPT) have entered a partnership to provide KSPT data on the cloud.
Bangalore, India: Hypertherm—a plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems manufacturer—has appointed Ador Fontech Limited (ADFL) as an exclusive distributor for its Powermax plasma systems in India.
Le Bourget, France: GE Aviation and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) have partnered together for an engine overhaul joint venture based in Singapore.